DIY Air Fresheners

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Did you know that most of the air freshners you use in your house are loaded with chemicals? 
So what about all the hype with this essential oil stuff? Is it a safe alternative?

Essential oils are the highly concentrated version of the natural oils in plants.

Getting essential oils from plants is done with a process called distillation, most commonly distillation by steam or water, where many parts of the plants are being used, including the plant roots, leaves, stems, flowers, or bark.

After distillation, the outcome is a highly concentrated portion of essential oil, which will have the characteristic fragrance and properties of the plant from which it was extracted, and contain the true essence of the plant it came from. This includes the smell, but also the plant’s healing properties and other plant characteristics.

So here are some DIY air freshners using essential oils. They are all-natural and allow you to experience the health benefits of essential oils at the same time. The recipes will fill an 8oz spray bottle. However, if you want to go big, don’t hesitate to double or triple the recipes. The vodka or alcohol in the recipe helps the essential oils and water to mix more thoroughly, and helps the homemade air freshener to dry faster. You could omit it if you like, but I really think it results in a better end product. My favorite tip? If you don’t keep a lot of alcohol in your home, simply use vanilla extract. One of the great other things about essential oils is you get to choose the potency.

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WOODSY AIR FRESHENER SPRAY

7 drops white fir essential oil

6 drops cedar wood essential oil

5 drops frankincense essential oil

 

SPICY CHAI AIR FRESHENER SPRAY

4 drops cardamom essential oil

3 drops cassia essential oil

3 drops clove essential oil

2 drops ginger essential oil

 

DEODORIZING AIR FRESHENER SPRAY

4 drops melaleuca essential oil (aka tea tree oil)

8 drops lemon essential oil

6 drops eucalyptus essential oil

 

FLOWER GARDEN AIR FRESHENER SPRAY

8 drops lavender essential oil

5 drops geranium essential oil

4 drops grapefruit oil

COZY HOLIDAY AIR FRESHENER SPRAY

6 drops wild orange essential oil

5 drops cassia essential oil

5 drops clove essential oil

 

SWEET LAVENDER AIR FRESHENER SPRAY

10 drops lavender essential oil

5 drops chamomile essential oil

CITRUS MINT AIR FRESHENER SPRAY

10 drops wild orange essential oil

8 drops peppermint essential oil

You can buy essential oils at Amazon or if your looking to support small business @floraandfernessentials on Facebook owns a small essential oil business.

 

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